Craft Ideas & How-Tos from OASIS® Home and Hobby

Featured Craft Guide

Rustic Ribbon Wreath

Difficulty: Intermediate
Time Required: 30-40 minutes

This impressive wreath looks so luxurious your house guests will think you spent a fortune on it from a trendy high street store - little will they know it took you just a few rolls of ribbon and a wire ring! It may look complicated at first glance, but follow our steps and you'll see it's actually quite easy to make once you know how. You can use any ribbons you like provided they are wired, and you'll need 10m of each ribbon. Mix and match contrasting ribbons to achieve the best look.

Top Tip: you can either use wire to secure the ribbon to your wire ring, or our secret weapon is cable ties! They give you a bit more flexibility when attaching the ribbon and are quick and easy to use. Black ones will be easier to hide.

how-to: Biodegradable Door Wreath

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how-to: Hat Box Reindeer Stacker

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how-to: Hat Box Santa Stacker

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how-to: Winter Houseplant Pot Wrap

These plant pot wraps are so simple yet SO effective! Use them to spruce up your houseplants when you decorate your home for Christmas, or use them as pretty, personalised presentation for plants you are giving as a gift. They can make a simple pot

how-to: La Vie en Rose - With OASIS® Noir Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife

A dreamy design of delicate petals and rosy hues of blush pink, peach and white. The base is a floral foam heart of new OASIS® Noir Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife, which also features a biodegradable cardboard base. This dark foam is easier to cover th

how-to: Cornus Crown - with OASIS® Noir Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife

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how-to: Lilies and Dragons - with OASIS® Noir Ideal Floral Foam Maxlife

In this step-by-step guide you'll see just how easily our new floral foam can be hidden within a design. Because of the light-absorbing properties of the black foam, gaps between flowers are less obvious and simply fade into the shadows. This mean

how-to: Sweet Surprise Table Arrangement

This gorgeous arrangement of pretty pastel flowers supported by lush foliage looks gorgeous as a table centrepiece or on a windowsill - and what's the surprise you ask? It's that the arrangement will last for as long as you want! Made with our fan

how-to: Flower Layer Wedding Cake

No wedding would be complete without an impressive cake for the newlyweds to slice at the ceremony - but a large cake can be so costly, and if you only have a small party there's just no need for so much cake! By using false layers you can make eve

how-to: Fresh & Modern Succulent Wreath

A fresh and modern alternative to a flower or foliage wreath, this rustic wreath adorned with succulents brings a cool vibe to home decor and makes a unique decoration for events and weddings too. Using our Vine Wreaths you have your basic structure

how-to: Floral Photo Booth Frame

A wedding day is all about making memories to last a lifetime, and having a photo booth has become a popular way of both entertaining guests and capturing some memorable pictures. Hiring a professional photo booth can be one option, but when the b

how-to: Trails and Tealights Wedding Table

Trails of eucalyptus on your wedding top table have been a top trend this year; not only do they make a stylish display, the leaves also give off a superb scent, bringing a calming ambiance to the day! Punctuate the trails with flowers and some gl

how-to: Romantic Heart Wedding Wreath

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how-to: Flower Crown Headband

Whether you're designing your own bridal flower crown, flower crowns for your bridesmaids or flower girls, or if you just want a fun boho headdress for festival season, follow our guide and once you know the basics the creative possibilities are end

occasions: OASIS® Bio Floral Foam Maxlife - The World's First Biodegradable Foam!

We are delighted to be able to announce the arrival of probably the most eagerly anticipated OASIS® product of all time - biodegradable floral foam! OASIS® Bio Floral Foam Maxlife is the first floral foam of its kind, and for the first time you

how-to: Daisy Bunting

Bunting is great for draping and decorating venues, lining gazebos or dressing the edge of a buffet or dining table. Quick and easy to make the theme can be changed to suit any occasion using the wide range of Printed Film Roll Designs available fro

how-to: Perfect Party Pom Poms

Based on an idea for a garden party, but the theme can be changed to suit any occasion using the wide range of Tissue Paper colours and Printed Film Roll Designs available from OASIS® Home and Hobby. You'll need: Tissue Paper White 76cm x 51cm Tiss

how-to: Floral Chair Back/Table Centre

Add a splash of colour to a dour chair back with this easy to create decoration. The same decoration can also be used as a table centre or to decorate venues and party rooms. You'll need: Tissue Paper White 76cm x 51cm Tissue Paper Light Green

how-to: Seaside Spheres

Dreaming of sun, sea and sand? Well this fun seaside-themed design is sure to bring a little sunshine into your home! Using our gorgeous Bourges Vase, or any of our large glass vases, you can create this terrarium style display of leaf and berry s

how-to: Spring Fever

It's that time of year when pretty pastel shades are everywhere and Spring fever is in the air.  This pretty tinware design is the perfect arrangement to decorate the home or to give as a seasonal gift. Why not pick some spring blooms fresh from

how-to: Regal Red Root Bowl

One of the favourites from our new collection, the Kuwa Root Bowl is a nest of real wooden roots, interwoven to make an intriguing base that suits a whole host of designs. Lined with strong and durable polythene, the bowl is ideal for plants a

how-to: Luxury Hamper Gift Wrapping

A gift is not a Christmas present unless it's beautifully wrapped. A pretty bow and some fancy flourishes can turn an ordinary offering into something really memorable, and the recipient enjoys their present all the more when they can see the care

how-to: Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh Vases

Our Sidon Hurricane Vases come in three colours, making them perfect for a gold, frankincense and myrrh themed flower display! Like the gifts of the nativity, we've made each arrangement different and charming in its own way, and most importantly, t

how-to: Secret Gift Handmade Cards

These homemade Christmas cards are sure to put a smile on the face of their recipients; not only are they as pretty as a present, they even come with a built-in gift! These easy-to-make cards feature our lovely wooden hangers which are simply tied i

how-to: Snowy Roses Jorvik Bowl

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how-to: Glamorous Gold Festive Vases

These elegant arrangements are so easy to replicate and look ever so glamorous in the home. Our gold Hammered Vases are perfect for the festive season, and we've added a dash of extra gold detail in the form of a Glitter Braid embellishment. The di

how-to: Flames and Flowers Winter Pot

Enjoying cosy candlelight is one of the best things about winter - so why not include candles in your floral displays? This wintery arrangement looks stunning in our stylish Moselle Tin Pot, while the Birch Wood Candle Holders add texture and height

how-to: Icy Glow Pine Cone Baskets

These rustic baskets of snowy pine cones with their frosty glow are sure to get you in the winter spirit! These baskets not only make a great seasonal decoration, they're also really fun to make; kids and grown-ups alike will love covering the c

how-to: Winter Fairy Garden

There’s something incredibly therapeutic about making a miniature garden, and at this busy time of year it can be particularly useful to add a little bit of tranquility your home. We’ve given our design a winter woodland theme with ivy and fern,

how-to: Ghoulish Tricks and Tempting Treats

These spooky, sensory baskets make Trick or Treat more fun than ever. There are two designs to make here, and you can use them in two ways. Present your sweets to Halloween callers and they will love reaching through the dangling ghosts or into th

how-to: Wriggling Wreath

What better way to welcome Trick Or Treat callers to your door than with a Halloween wreath? It's both a trick and a treat; from a distance, passers-by will see a stylish (if somewhat spooky) woven door wreath, but get closer and you’ll notice t

how-to: Leaf Lantern

It's that time of year again when we get to witness one of nature's most enchanting transformations - the changing colours of the autumn leaves. With a stunning array of ruby reds, ochre yellows and sunset oranges falling all around us, it's hard

how-to: Lace and Burlap Napkin Holders

Combining rustic hessian or burlap with pretty white lace has been a popular choice for wedding decor this year, and these charming napkin holders are just the ticket to bring the trend to your tables. Our gorgeous Lace & Burlap Ribbon gives you th

how-to: Birds and Bottles Hanging Decorations

These cute little bird and bottle hangers are super easy to make and can be used to create a dreamy and delicate display for your wedding. There are so many options too as you can fill the bottles with whichever flowers, greenery or accessories wil

how-to: Fancy Favours

Wedding favours are always a treat for guests as a thank you for sharing your special day. Our range of Clear Plastic Hobby Shapes are a great way to add your own personal homemade touch and are so cost effective.  Each shape comes in two halves wh

how-to: Blooming Buttonholes

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how-to: Whimsical Wedding Posy

Pretty whimsical posy bouquets are so easy to create for a DIY wedding.  With a touch of decorative lace ribbon you can really create a simply beautiful vintage flower posy that will suit flower girls and bridesmaids alike. Give this super quick de

how-to: Summertime Basket

Pretty florals look gorgeous this time of year around the house or as a centerpiece for on outdoor event. The range of Balmoral Baskets couldn’t make things easier to create a perfect table display at a function or as a gift for a party hostess. M

how-to: Suitably Spring

These pretty pastel suitcases are a great addition to the home or for craft projects. Even better add flowers and give as a gift this Mother's Day. The vintage print of flowers and birds gives a traditional feel whilst the pop of pastel colours prov

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This twiggy tree and foliage ring create the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas Dinner table.  A dusting of artificial snow and glitter add the ideal festive touch to this winter wonderland tree. This design is so simple and effective, why not

how-to: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Dressing the home for Christmas is a time honoured tradition and one of the perfect ways to get into the Christmas spirit!  These great ideas are so quick and easy and are sure to bring lots of sparkle into your home.   You’ll also need: A

how-to: Bonfire Night Basics

Autumn is a great time of the year.  All of the rustic colours and earthy scents create the perfect excuse for having lots of fun. Whether cosying up by a log fire or exploring the outdoors whilst gathering conkers and watching the leaves turn, th

how-to: Cosy Up and Get Creative

Cosy up and get creative with this winter warmer of a design.  Our new Fur Lined Bags give a hint of luxury to seasonal craft creations. Try your hand at this simple, yet effective design.   You’ll also need: Red Roses Holly Wood Sticks

how-to: Warming Gingerbread Man Festive Flowers

The festive favourite Gingerbread Man brings a smile to all faces at Christmas. Make this fun floral design using this new Hessian Bag. In fact make several to give as seasonal gifts for family and friends. You’ll also need: Red Gerbera Red Ros

how-to: Witching Hour Door Wreath

This fun stripy door wreath is a great way to greet your Halloween visitors during the witching hours.   You’ll also need: 4mm Black Diamante Pins Purple Tissue Paper Orange Tissue Paper Black Tissue Paper Light Green Tissue Paper 30cm S

how-to: The Spell Tree Table Centre

A Halloween centrepiece that would look great as a table centre or room decoration. The Mitsumata Branches are the perfect base to create such a unique design. You'll also need: Black Mitsumata Branches 6cm Mini Glass Bottles 6cm Flower Glitte

how-to: Halloween Sparkles Table Decoration

Two really basic, effective fun design’s. Ideal to make with children and fantastic for Halloween fun. You'll also need: Flower Glitter Black 150ml Flower Glitter Gold 150ml Flower Glitter Silver 150ml Flower Glitter Purple 150ml Mirrored

how-to: Mummy Candle Jars

A really effective fun design, ideal to make with children and fantastic for Halloween fun. Can be used to decorate a porch, a display for the home or a table centre. You will need: Burlap Ribbon Natural 5cm x 9m Honey Jar 780ml 9cm x 9cm x 14.

how-to: Delicious Sweet Treats

A party would not be complete without sweets, with a little time and some imagination you can present them in a fun exciting way. You'll need: Printed Film Roll Daisy White/Yellow 38 micron 80cm x 100m Milk Bottle Clear 250ml 6cm x 6cm x 14cm